From NPS D800/D800E Tips:
Aperture and Complex Subjects
With cameras like the D800E, which are suited to photography of visually complex subjects, maximizing lens resolution is vital. Though results will vary from lens to lens, the greatest contrast all the way to frame peripheries can generally be achieved at an aperture setting two to three stops down from maximum aperture. Some lenses that offer excellent resolution are listed below.
The D800E offers better resolution at aperture settings with which diffraction is not an issue. As the aperture setting has more influence on resolution with the D800E than with the D800, D800E users should always keep the possible effects of diffraction in mind.
Nikon Professional Services has published a D-Movie Setting Guide for the D800, D800E, and D4 DSLR cameras.
Topics Covered in the Guide
Download the Nikon D-Movie Setting Guide (PDF, 16.9mb).
Nikon Professional Services has just published "Following the Call of the Wild," an article featuring professional nature photographer Florian Schulz. Schulz's images have appeared in publications such as National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, and GEO.
Schulz enumerates the challenges of shooting in varied climates and recounts his experiences with the Nikon D600 DSLR camera. Be sure to check out the video (located in the the gallery section) where Schulz describes shooting polar bears for National Geographic.
Read the article here.
Launch of the NPS Global website
November 9, 2010
TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of the new Nikon Professional Services (NPS) global website today, November 9, 2010. The new NPS Global site will serve as one of the measures in which Nikon reinforces its services for professional photographers.
NPS is a membership organization through which Nikon offers support and services to professional photographers throughout the world. For nearly half a century, NPS has not only provided routine maintenance and repair services for professional photographers' equipment, but has also provided support for them at international events held throughout the world. With the expansion of Nikon's lineups of high-end digital-SLR cameras, NIKKOR lenses and other accessories, the NPS Global site has been developed to serve as a portal that distributes the latest information to assist NPS members working globally in their photographic activities.
In addition to introducing an overview of NPS activities, the NPS Global site will offer members greater convenience. For example, it provides: links to regional NPS sites to find out about practical local information, local service facility list for photographers to visit when they face with equipment problems while they are on overseas assignment, and world-wide NPS service depot information. The site will also offer contents, such as the introduction of effective techniques for using professional equipment. All of these information can be accessed by professional and advanced amateur photographers who are not NPS members.
As a manufacturer of imaging products that leads the professional industry, Nikon will continue to expand and enhance the contents of the NPS Global site and offer new services that fulfill user needs in order to reinforce its support and service organization.